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Published by the Class of 


State Teachers College 



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College Hall 2 

Contents 3 

President's Message to the Class 4 

President Bowman 5 

Dedication 6 

Faculty 7 

Training School Faculty 8 

Seniors 9 

Class Song 21 

Ivy Poem 22 

Ivy Oration 24 

Prophecy 26 

Class History 28 

Class Will 30 

Classes, Clubs, Activities 31 

Advertisements 43 

Directory 5 1 

Cap and Gown Day 5 3 

Baccalaureate 5 3 

Class Day 54 

Commencement 5 5 

Autographs 56 

PteAi&e+itl Me<i<iocj,e 


TjlIFTY YEARS AGO, in the midst of a serious economic 
■*■ depression, the Legislature voted that there be established 
in North Adams a Normal School. A half century later, when 
the very survival of civilization is threatened, you are leaving 
the College to serve the Commonwealth and Nation as teachers. 
Throughout these years, our College has justified the courage 
and faith of the Legislature of 1894. 

You go forth, as have the classes before you, to be the apostles 
and teachers of freedom and American idealism. When the 
brute forces of evil and darkness seek to destroy what we hold 
dearer than life, you are desperately needed to preserve in the 
minds and hearts of our children, the Light our fathers entrusted 
to us. 

May you meet this great responsibility with all the courage 
and enthusiasm of youth, and may there come to each one of you 
the great happiness which is granted only to those who serve 
humanity and God. 


Grover C. Bowman, 




"As a light in darkness, as a voice — in the wilderness", so 
has Miss Boyden been a light and a voice to the class of nineteen 
hundred forty-four. She has been more than an advisor, she has 
been a friend, and always in her gracious way has guided us 
through our four years here at college. 

In sincere appreciation of her work for and with us we dedicate 
this yearbook to Miss Lillian E. Boyden. 


Grover C. Bowman, A.B., A.M., Ed.D., President 

Pauline Alpert, B.S. in Ed. 
Lillian E. Boyden, Sc.B. in Ed., A.M. 
Harry S. Broudy, A.B., A.M., Ph.D. 
Andrew S. Flagg, Sc.B. in Ed. 
Elizabeth M. Jenkins, A.M. 
Edmund K. Luddy, A.B., A.M. 
Hazel B. Mileham, Sc.B., A.M., Ph.D. 
Bertha Allyn, Office Staff 

Helen Morey, B.S., B.S. in L.S. 
Mary Underhill, A.B., A.M., Ed.M. 
Wallace H. Venable, Sc.B., A.M. 
Cora M. Vining, Sc.B. in Ed., A.M. 
Beth A. Weston, Sc.B. in Ed., Ed.M. 
Mrs. Emma Parker, Supervising 

Dorothy Hogarth, Office Staff 

^lai+Unfy Scltaal faculty 

Hazel B. Mileham, Ph.D., Principal 

Alice M. Card 
Ethel M. Carpenter 
Viola Cooper 

E. Idella Haskins 

Loretta J. Loftus, Sc.B. in Ed. 

Veronica A. Loftus, Sc.B. in Ed. 

Martha E. Durnin, Sc.B. in Ed., Ed.M. Helen E. Mallery, Sc.B. in Ed. 


President, Frances J. Fitzgerald Vice-President, Martha J. MacAdoo 

Sec. and Treasurer, Hazel M. Davis Student Council Representative, 

Elizabeth A. Meade 


"0 thou art fairer than the evening air 
Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. 

Dormitory House Council: Vice President 3 

President 4 
Student Council 3 
Who's Who Among Students 4 
Drama Club 2,3*4 

W.A.A. 1,2,3,4. Newsletter Committee 4 
Newman Catholic Club 1,2,3 
Glee Club 1 
Year Book Staff 



"Give them a chance — if you stint them now, to-morrow 
you'll have to pay a larger bill for a darker ill." 

Secretary-Treasurer of Class 4 
Glee Club 1,2,4 
Current Events Club 2 
W.A.A. 1,2,3,4 
Commuters Council 4 
Yearbook: Individual Writeups 




"A teacher affects eternity; be can never tell where 
his influence stops/' 

Class President 3,4 

Newman Catholic Club 1,2,3,4. Treasurer 3 

Glee Club 4, Accompanist 4 

Current Events Club 1,2,3 

Drama Club 1 

Commuters Council 4 

Student Council 3,4 

Book Store Co-Manager 4 

Year Book: Business Arrangements and Advertising 

W.A.A. 1,2,3,4 

President's List 2,3,4 

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"Music is well said to be the speech of angels. 

Glee Club 1,2,3,4; President 4 

W.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Fall Newsletter Committee 4 

Dormitory House Council 4 

Yearbook Staff: Format. 

President's List 1,2,3,4 



"Enough work to do. and strength to do the work. " 

Student Council President 4; 

Representative to Eastern States Ass'n. Conference 4 

Vice President of Class 2,3 

Current Events Club 1,2,3,4; Vice President 3 

Student Chairman Spring Pageant 3 

Who's Who Among Students 3,4 

Glee Club 1,2,3 

Outing Club 3 

Commuters Council 4 

W.A.A. 1,2,3,4. Hyannis Conference 2 

President's List 2,3,4 

Yearbook Staff. Photography 4 




fr A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness in- 
creases; it will never pass into nothingness." 

President's List 1,2,3,4 
W.A.A. 1,2,3,4; President 4 

Vice President 3 
Newman Catholic Club 1,2,3,4 
Commuters Council 4 
Current Events Club 2,4 
Class Treasurer 3 



"No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety." 

President's List 3,4 

Vice President Class 4 

Co-Manager Book Store 4 

Outing Club 3 

Who's Who Among Students 4 

Commuters Council 4; Secretary 4 

Student Council 1,2,3; Secretary-Treasurer 3 

Current Events Club 1,4 

Glee Club 1 

W.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Framingham Conference 3 

Yearbook: Business Arrangements and Advertising 

Drama Club 1 



"I am part of all that I have met." 

W.A.A. 1,2,3,4. Secretary 2 

President 3 

Framingham Conference 3 
Current Events Club 2,4 
Newman Club 1,2,3,4 
Outing Club 3 
Commuters Council 4 
Yearbook Staff, Group Histories 4 
President's List 3 




"Honest labor bears a lovely people. 

Current Events Club 1,2,3,4; President 4 

President's List 1,2,3,4 

Glee Club 4 

Commuters Council 4 

W.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Newsletter Committee 3 

Yearbook Staff 4 



"They are never alone that are accompanied with 
noble thoughts." 

Drama Club 1,2. President 4 

Vice President 3 
Glee Club 1 

Newman Catholic Club 1,2,3,4 
W.A.A. 1,2,3,4 

Dormitory House Council, Secretary-Treasurer 2 
Class Secretary 1,2,3 
Yearbook Staff 4 



In thee are found the jives of thought," 


President's List 1,2,3,4 
Editor-in-Chief Yearbook 4 
Chairman Student Publicity 4 
Who's Who Among Students 4 
Conductor of Training School Glee Club 
Newman Catholic Club 1. Secretary 2 

President 3,4 
Outing Club 3 
Commuters Council 4 
W.A.A. 1,2,3,4 
Current Events Club 1 
Glee Club 1,2,3,4 
Drama Club 1,2,4 




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Air: Sweetheart of Sigma Chi 

In her time-hallowed halls 

She enfolded you 

When the days were all gold and blue; 
Yet though skies be gray 
As you wend your way, 

She will be ever true. 

The breezes will sigh 

As they bid you good-bye 

And whisper "Come back to me. . . .," 
And in all your dreams 
She'll be with you it seems, 
Alma Mater, fair S.T.C. 


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THE DARKNESS of night held in its possession 
A few courageous men, suffering from loneliness and hunger. 
They crouched in a hole of dirt, watching, waiting; 
Just one ray of light shone in every man's eyes — hope; 
Clinging to hope faithfully with their hearts, 
Grasping their guns rigidly with aching hands. 

Suddenly the long awaited dawn appeared, 

For a second — peace — only to be broken: 

The roar of enemy guns, the spitting of rockets, 

The clashing of bayonets and the thunder of bombs 

Controlled the once calm and peaceful land. . . . 

Then silence; no life. . . . 

Slowly the smoke ascended to blend with the clouds of morning, 

Once again tranquillity prevailed over all, 

Rays of heavenly light shone on the now bloody, death ridden battlefield; 

But each man rose from his filthy grave 

To walk on the pathway of light * 

To eternity. 

A change of scene; another land. 

The nocturnal blackness is concealed by the glow of gay lights from 

night clubs, theatres, stores and homes; 
Some people eating, drinking, carousing; 

Others, the armchair diplomats, complaining about the sacrifices of war; 
Enemies lurk here also: greed, selfishness and impiety, 
With their devilish influences corrupting the morals of man. 


No bombs or guns to destroy these passions 

That dominate the lives of men on the home front; 

In their actions no vestige of comprehension is seen. 

Those men on that battlefield lying cold and dead 

Have been unjustly forgotten, and erased 

From the deliberations of the self-centered individuals. 

How fortunate those men were to die quick, valiant, destined deaths. 
They were not selfish, they were not impious, they were not avaricious; 
While we at home lapse into languid, cruel and mental deaths. 
Our minds are content with egotistical meditations, 
Thoughts which shade the pangs of reality. 

Our very lives are being blunted by these evil passions; 

How ignorant we are, how unaware, how wrong! 

All of us must awaken to the use of our great weapons, — 

No, not guns or bombs, but the power that lies in learning, 

Whereby our lives from childhood to man will be enriched with wisdom 
and virtue; 

Thus we may lessen the self-complacency of society today. 

Let us drink from the deep, rich cup of knowledge, 

Then only may we fill our hearts and minds with the humble under- 
standing, a sympathy with all men. 

And stand behind, not in front of, the men who have sacrificed their lives 

That we at home may make our selves free and victorious. 

Martha Jane MacAcloo '44 


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1894 - 1944 

FIFTY YEARS of Progress". 
So we, emboldened by youth, feel justified in saying of our College. 
Fifty years ago this traditional ivy plant was just beginning its task of 
twining the hearts of past graduates into a loyal, clinging cover for the 
beloved halls. Today we look on each ascending tendril as a reminder 
of tier on tier of young eager graduates, who become to us who stand here 
today so remote that they are forms without outline, faces without features. 

Yet they too stood here. They too tried to examine the past with 
critical eyes, but their vision, like ours, grew dim. They could look 
only forward, and strain toward the future — a future yet as undefined as 
the past, but glowing with golden promise. But let us for a moment 
look behind us. 

In 1900 there was peace in our land, while all over the world there were 
uprisings and revolutions. We Americans were the peacemakers; we 
were the wealthy; we were the powerful; we were the wise; and so we 
looked on wondering at the warlike Europeans and Asiatics. What 
thoughts, we wonder, were in the minds of the students inside these walls 
in 1900? How far ahead could they see? 

Two decades later we had brought the first World War to its con- 
clusion. The time had come when it was necessary to set in order the 
tangled affairs of Europe, so we sent our young men over to prepare the 
field for action. They did so, nobly and unselfishly, with their blood. 
Were the young hearts beneath the ivy leaves eager for enduring peace? 
Were youthful faces grave with foreboding when the signatures were 
affixed at Versailles? 

1930. The nation had suffered tragedy through a phenomenon 
called the Stock Market Crash. All the energies of its leaders had to be 
directed toward that material prosperity which seemed to be important 
to their people. It was safe now to concentrate on economic reconstruc- 
tion, for had we not in a company of fifteen nations signed a pact out- 
lawing war? 


But four years ago far-sighted men having heard the increasing 
rumble of approaching war were starting the mechanisms of national 
defense. But wait — we call them far-sighted. What did we call them 
in nineteen-forty. .. ."alarmists"? Perhaps we did, not realizing that 
the warning was already late. We may question whether those same far- 
sighted men noticed the small beginnings of World War II nearly ten 
years before. It is comforting to think that some in America sensed 
danger in events abroad, even while others among us ignored them, or 
worse, helped to promote them. In which group can we place the youth 
then in college? 

Here we stand, fifty years separated from our beginnings. We have 
been at war since December 7, nineteen forty-one. It is perhaps in- 
appropriate at this time to examine whether we, through myopic com- 
placency or greed helped bring this conflagration on ourselves. Rather 
we should now accept the responsibility for the years that lie ahead. 
Have we been thoughtful citizens? We shall be; for thoughtful Americans 
are unselfish Americans. Unselfish Americans can see beyond their own 
doorsteps to the distress of their neighbors. And their neighbors' 
troubles do not go unnoticed nor unaided. 

Fifty years from now we, the class of nineteen forty-four, will be but 
a dim shadow, symbolized by a climbing vine. Nineteen ninety-four will 
not attempt to trace our course through life, for that is solely our concern. 
Then let us accept the future with the unswerving resolve that each of us 
as individuals can look back one day with clear-sighted eyes on his own 
"fifty years of progress." 

Helen M. Sinderman 


Gla4A Ptafiltectf, 

THE ARMCHAIR PROPHET was sunk deep in an overstuffed chair 
the other night listening to smoothly blended violin music when, 
so unobtrusively as to be unnoticed, the radio which stood nearby assumed 
decidedly futuristic activities. In his relaxed state, however, the Prophet 
accepted the change without dismay. Waveringly at first and then more 
clearly, this ordinary pre-war instrument began projecting pictures upon 
a shifting screen of smoke which had grown up overhead from the 
Prophet's pipe. 

The scene, when it became more definite, was clearly a gay, feminine 
afternoon party. From the appearance of the room one would guess that 
it was part of a modern apartment in some great city. Whether the details 
of plot, setting and character were announced to him, or whether they 
were silently transmitted to his receptive senses, the Prophet couldn't be 
sure; but they were as real to him as though he were a part of the scene, 
and so it was that he related them to me. 

"By means of a few well-directed inquiries," he began, "I found out 
that this festive gathering was in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the 
graduation from college of a group of girls with whom I once was well 
acquainted. They had devoted a brief period to teaching; then like so 
many others, resolved to bend their efforts toward the improvement of 
other professions. Alice Beaudreault for one, having retired from a 
brilliant stage career at the zenith of fame, was now the director of a 
college for male actors, which had the longest waiting list yet recorded. 
Her college supplied all of the men for the celebrated Miss Morrison's 
Shakespearean productions in Basic English. 

Suddenly the music which was being supplied by a unit of Davis' 
Stradivarius Specialists was interrupted, and an urgent call was broadcast 
for Dr. Kernahan to report at the Medical Center of which she was execu- 
tive in charge. 


My curiosity being aroused, I approached Helen Sinderman, who was 
proceeding spasmodically along the refreshment table. I noticed several 
attractive caterer's boxes bearing the legend, "MacAdoo — Clever Canapes 
and Courses for Carnivores". Helen had, it seemed, become a food- 
taster, because, she confided, she "liked to have a finger in every pie." 
She explained that the refreshments were approved by Meade's Master 
Menu, which governed the city's nutrition. The caterer had outdone 
herself on this occasion for her friend Fran, who arranged parties like 
this daily in a professional way. 

Carrot-stick in hand, I next proceeded to a group engaged in dis- 
cussing with some heat the policies of Evelyn Hampel, maintained by the 
city government as Coordinator and Chief of Police. Hopelessly trying 
to maintain harmony as usual was Alice Galusha, who by virtue of family 
connections had become choir director of the city's most fashionable 

Out of the corner of my eye I caught sight of the celebrated philoso- 
pher-hermit Naomi Michalak edging toward the door. Having made 
the rounds myself, I joined her, and on the way to the elevator we tried to 
find hints in the youth of those persons I have mentioned which might 
have indicated their future had we been more perceptive. 

I am sorry to say that our musings were of short duration. The un- 
precedented downward velocity of the elevator destroyed the focus, dis- 
persed the screen, and there I was sitting bolt upright beside my buzzing 
pre-war radio." 

Se+tiai <M>iA>ta>uf, 

THIS IS THE STORY of eleven hardy pilgrims who have weathered 
four years of intense mental toil at the State Teachers College at 
North Adams. Our story begins on a warm September morning in 
nineteen-forty. At the time we numbered thirty-two, including four gen- 
tlemen. The first test of endurance was a series of intelligence and 
academic tests, and having proved ourselves hardy and capable of the 
rigors of college life all were duly admitted. 

The freshmen had just recovered from a royal display of good fellow- 
ship at the junior-freshman reception when a class called — the sopho- 
mores — I think — assumed the manner of dictators and gave orders to 
the freshmen to ride down the assembly hall in a baby carriage. When we 
reached the stage we received a dog collar and an extremely legible 
identification tag. To prove that it would take more than that to keep 
these freshmen down, the class immediately made plans for the Hallowe'en 
party. On this occasion we gained sweet revenge, then softened the pain 
with refreshments and games. 

Studies now became our chief interest until the pre-Christmas party 
when all members of the "pioneers" became English maids and gentle- 
men dressed in picturesque costumes. How joyful we were, and proud 
to be among the upperclassmen and faculty! 

The time came for a show of ingenuity, for we had a prom date in 
spring. Using "Never say can't!" as our slogan we gave the term Spring 
Prom a literal interpretation by making the Masonic Temple bloom with 
delicate, sweet-smelling apple blossoms. And so on a happy note, though 
war clouds dimmed the lights of the world, "sophomores they came to 
be." We were fewer in number than at the start, it is true, but still strong 
in spirit and ambition to show the world we could take it. 

The first disagreeable and painful task to be faced was to initiate the 
freshmen into the rigors of life at college. Memories of the previous 
year spurred us on toward joyous plans for new and diabolical forms of 
sadism; in the outcomes of which we happily report success. November 
7th was the high spot of the year for again these astonishing workers 
proved their ingenuity by presenting a panorama of streamers and balloons 
at the annual sophomore hop. In March the actresses among the sophs 
sat in deep and pensive thought and finally presented a laugh (?) provok- 
ing satire on, of all things, themselves. 


After a summer spent hard at work having a vacation we received the 
expected call, and eleven jolly juniors eagerly returned, with the deter- 
mination first of all to keep their "little sister" freshmen happy and enter- 
tained. The social whirl was somewhat slowed by the many teaching 
methods the juniors found it necessary to remember and apply in their 
experiences at the Mark Hopkins School. However, methods and train- 
ing were not enough to keep these carefree individuals from enjoying a 
hamburger roast in the president's back yard. Hardy is the word for 
all those partaking of mountain day which actually turned into a hunting 
party for one stray member — a freshman, as you might guess. The final 
"good deeds" of the year were to treat the little sisters to a movie, and to 
give the departing seniors a farewell dance at the Williams Inn. With 
this dance the cramming of pleasures and intellectual pursuits drew to a 
temporary close. 

"Those seniors certainly have what it takes...." is one comment 
received after we unexpectedly succeeded in climbing Mount Greylock 
and Pine Cobble. Not satisfied with those two outings, eleven hungry 
seniors loaded cars with provisions and accompanied by Miss Boyden 
drove merrily to the State Forest on the Mohawk Trail; and there was much 
eating, singing and having good cheer. The weather soon prevented 
picnics, but the class and the advisor still had a desire for good food so a 
party was organized by Miss Boyden and again there was eating and giv- 
ing of gifts. 

In classes we listened to lectures on how to manage eight grades at 
once and were given the chance to put this knowledge to work. Out to 
five rural communities went these brave students, enforced with the new- 
est methods and with the hope that somebody desiring a techer might 
drop in at the school for a visit. 

May and June brought the excitement of graduation; but it also 
brought a feeling of regret to be leaving old and new friends, and the 
awareness that each must take her place in an uncertain world and do her 
best to make a better world after the war and peace are won. 


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SINCE WE are leaving and thus bereaving 
Our school of the true and the fair, 
By this sacred writ our glamour and wit 
We trust to your tender care. 

But take more than this! Each magnanimous Miss 
Has treasure-trove worth the bequeathing; 
And presents like this will arouse greatest bliss 
As in splendor begins the unsheathing. 
By way of a start, from the depths of her heart 
Martha Jane gives a boon you'll adore: 
With the glory and thrills of its clamoring bills. . . . 
Her share in the Co-Op Book Store! 
To one who's ambitious to supervise dishes 
And many a party and ball, 
Our lass who impresses with fairy-tale tresses 
Taconic Hall leaves to enthrall. 
Aline has a treasure of beauty that's rare 
In her hair that's a raven delight; 
And here is her wish that with you she might share 
Who woo slumber on barbs through the night. 
For all of the hooters among the commuters 
Whose whispers are heard far and wide, 
The low tones of Hazel so sweet and serene 
Should help them at times to subside. 


From Cindy who can't find a minute to spare 

'Twixt classes and meetings and hither and where, 

To someone who's caught in a similar rush, 

A mechanized scooter with lipstick and brush. 

It's the government's turn, but do try to discern 

Beneath Evelyn's charm and allure 

That she'll play you a prank and you'll have her to thank 

For a job that is no sinecure. 

Our thrush with the blush betrays that her days 

Of use for her baton are done; 

And if near you incline she might leave you a sign 

Of the way in which romance is won. 

In place of a gift here's a neat I.O.U. 

Until Eleanor adds to her age; 

When for Drama Club's weal she will borrow or steal 

A back door for the training school stage. 

Naomi's a wizard as none will deny, 

In frivolous fields she's just slumming, 

Yet we hope to descry with a cameraman's eye 

That on you as on her. . . .it's becoming! 

She's been tripping and skipping and flitting about 

Since her saucy debut through the door, 

So from Babe with a dash of her mischievous wit 

Here's some battleship paint for the floor! 

We saved until last one who's willing to share 

Things which she has and in numbers to spare; 

Our final bequest and you'll thank us again. . . . 

This ison Fran who will leave you her Men. 


Gu/ilent Zvetiti, Gluk 

Naomi Michalak, President 
Charles Bartlett, Vice President 

Priscilla Green, Secretary-Treasurer 
Edmund K. Luddy, Advisor 

For good beginnings the Current Events Club held a party for the 
student body. Then came the more serious task of drawing up a program. 
Members decided that meetings should consist of forums and informal 
discussions, and so topics of current interest were suggested and listed. 
The topic of the week was posted beforehand, and at each meeting a 
different member presided over the discussion. Supplementary reading 
was placed in the library for background material. 

To vary its activities the club provided one full program of movies 
for the school. In February as one of a series of School assemblies this 
group conducted a mock session of Congress. 

We extend our gratitude to Mr. Luddy who has so generously stimu- 
lated and guided our interests. 


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Eleanor Morrison, President 
Cecelia Conroy, Vice President 

Edith Cookish, Secretary-Treasurer 
Miss Mary Underhill, Advisor 

Active! That is the only word to use in regard to the Drama Club. 
Every Thursday afternoon at 2:15 the members are all gathered and every 
effort is made to prove that the State Teachers College contains many 
potential actresses as yet unacclaimed by the populace! Our first achieve- 
ment of the year was to present two one-act plays to the student body. 
One play, entitled "Until Chariot Comes Home", was of a serious nature, 
while the other one, "Girls Must Talk", was of a decidedly lighter vein. 
So well liked were these productions that we were invited to present them 
to the Alumni Association at their annual tea. Again our efforts were 
rewarded by the high praise given by the audience. 

A new departure was a mid-winter trip to New York City by the 
members, accompanied by our advisor, Miss Underhill. We attended 
Othello, starring Paul Robeson, and also the Opera Tannhauser. We 
returned to North Adams inspired to reach even higher goals in the 
dramatic field. 

After Spring vacation all efforts were directed toward the production 
for the biennial alumni meeting, at commencement, of a series of tableaux 
in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the college. 


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Alice C. Galusha, President Edna Prince, Librarian 

Jean Senecal, Vice President Frances Fitzgerald and Eleanor Battista, 

Patricia Bates, Secretary Accompanists 

Miss Lillian Boyden, Director 

Wanted: Music for club meetings 

Music for the Christmas Pageant 
Music for a concert 

Found: The Glee Club 

The call has been answered willingly! This year the glee club 
provided musical programs for the Monday Club, the D. A. R., and the 
Catholic Daughters. It made the Christmas Pageant even more beauti- 
ful and inspiring than in other years. It presented a concert in March 
to round out the activities. With the addition of an orchestral ensemble 
and a glee club from the Mark Hopkins School this concert was indeed 
one not to be missed. Thus this club has added another successful year 
to its already long record of activity. 



Ruth Sullivan, President Jean Senecal, Secretary 

Patricia Lapan, Vice President Julia Gouda, Treasurer 

Bernice Lippman, Representative to Student Council 

The years have not been kind to the class of '45 numerically; still 
there were nine on hand to welcome their freshman "little sisters" in 
September. The newcomers found a high quality of warmth and friend- 
ship, ample compensation for fewness in number, when the juniors 
formally presented them to the students and faculty at a military reception, 
gave them help in choosing officers and taught them the traditional 
S.T.C. songs. Then each junior escorted her protegees to the theater 
party which was well attended by the other students as well. 

Although they were busy with new experiences at the training school 
the juniors gave loyal support to all social activities of the college, and 
made their farewell dance a memorable event for the seniors. 



Mary Benedetti, President Muriel Marquay, Vice-President 

Barbara Conroy. Secretary Louise Zabounik, Treasurer 

Cecelia Conroy. Student Representative 

The class of '46 in their new role of sophomores opened the school 
year in September with the traditional freshman initiation, converting 
the newcomers into old school marms! 

November 20 found the school swinging and swaying at the sopho- 
more-sponsored "Harvest Moon" formal held at the Masonic Temple. 

During High School Week End the sophomores disclosed unusual 
hidden talents when they added their acts to the entertainment of the 

Once again in the limelight, on March l^th the Sophs put on a 
"Dungaree Social" and the amazing feature was that it was strictly a 
non-date affair! 



Lucille Brown, President Edith Cookish, Secretary 

Marcelle Bonvouloir, Vice President Mildred Moran, Treasurer 

Margaret Zimboski, Student Council Representative 

When we first entered S.T.C. we naturally presumed that we, being 
humble freshmen, had only to remain in the background of activities; 
but we were much mistaken. The sophomores' frequent glances in our 
direction proved catastrophic to us, for soon they inflicted upon us what 
we thought was an utterly impossible initiation program. While we 
were carrying it out, however, we discovered that we had a peculiar 
knack for arousing laughter; we therefore acquired a certain amount of 
composure and poise which has been retained so far. Our craving for 
revenge was amply satisfied by our Hallowe'en party. 

Our angelic big sisters, the juniors, taught us the college songs and 
are also responsible for our staff of conscientious officers. 

How delightful to us now are our memories of our first Christmas 
night-owl party, our hike to Mount Greylock, the theater party given in 
our honor and all the proms. Even those dreaded exams we were con- 
fronted with have become a pleasant memory, inasmuch as we passed 

Now as our year as freshmen has come to a happy close we are 
sincerely hoping for three more just as exciting and eventful. 

Student Cauncil 

Evelyn Hampel, President Geraldine Stanton, Secretary 

Etta Burghardt, Central Treasurer 

This year has indeed been an active one for the Student Council. 
Its activities have been varied and directed toward the benefit of the 
College. Early in the year Council substantially increased the Emergency 
Fund by means of a box lunch social. Then in January the S.T.C. Stock 
Exchange rallied to the call by purchasing war bonds and stamps in un- 
precedented amounts. 

The continued efforts of president Evelyn Hampel and of the members 
however, have been centered chiefly on an extensive publicity campaign 
designed to help increase enrollment. It involved the wide circulation 
of letters and printed material, and the initiation of plans which ended 
successfully in a week end party for high school seniors. 

One may honestly say that the Student Council has observed the 
fiftieth anniversary of the College in the best possible way — by offering 
a valuable contribution to its welfare. 

^bai+nitaiy &tfaude Council 

"Pioneers of the 20tb Century' 

Alice Beaudreault, President 
Bernice Lippman, Vice President 

Jean Gaston, Secretary-Treasurer 
Mrs. Emma Parker, Advisor 

Armed with mops, brooms, brushes, pots and pans we invaded and 
took over the running of the dormitory with the cooperative system under 
the able leadership of Mrs. Parker. Each and every girl did her share of 
work competently and cheerfully. 

Our social life was not forgotten in the least and everything we did 
seemed more successful than in former years, from the Christmas Party 
to the Dormitory Formal. 

If in the following years the cooperative system is used, it must be 
remembered that we initiated it and carried it through regardless of what 
obstacles hindered us. 

A parting word — follow in our footsteps and you will not go astray. 


GammuteM Gau+tcil 

Mary Polumbo, President 
Patricia Lapan, Vice President 

Martha Jane MacAdoo, Secretary 
Mildred Moran, Treasurer 

The year of the fiftieth anniversary of our college marked the ad- 
mission of the Commuters Council to membership in the Student Council. 
Given a recreation room and use of the victrola it didn't take this organiza- 
tion long to swing into action. The "wreck room" not only proved to 
be a popular meeting place for commuters and dorm girls alike, but also 
provided an outlet for our domestic instincts, in the way of cooking meals, 
acquiring and arranging furnishings, and making couch covers and 
draperies. With Miss Jenkins to advise us, we sponsored a dance and a 
tea, took part in the forum program and in other ways thoroughly en- 
joyed our first year as an official College group. 


Itfamest'*, AtULetia AiAacicdiOM, 

Patricia Bates, Secretary 

Margaret Zimboski, Treasurer 

Miss Beth Weston, Advisor 

Aline Kernahan, President 
Jeanne A. Rivard, Vice President 
Eleanor Goodnow, Head-of-Sports 

To begin its speed-up program this year the W.A.A. took an energetic 
hike up Pine Cobble, and held a few practice sessions in soccer and field 
hockey before Berkshire winter set in. At that time the girls retired to 
the gym for weekly basketball games. 

Then came the whirl of social events in which the W.A.A. did its 
part in offering games and dances. High School Week End is an ex- 
cellent example. In February the annual snow-fest was held. In the 
late winter a badminton tournament added to the fun and bowling teams 
competed against each other. Sports Night was held early in April to 
the enjoyment of all. The season was very well ended by May Day, 
which centered around the theme of this anniversary year. 

In more technical fields the W.A.A. conducted a forum and sponsored 
two lectures. One, given by Miss Jane Foster was accompanied by a 
very interesting demonstration of rhythmic work with children. The 
second, prefaced by movies showing the Youth Hostelers of America, 
was given by Mrs. Dorothy Zeiger. 

A novelty in the athletic department this year was the Newsletter. 
Because we were unable to hold the Women's Athletic Association of 
Massachusetts State Teacher Colleges conference here we agreed to edit 
the paper, the Newsletter, which contains the sports news of the various 
teachers colleges in Massachusetts. 


7<4e IfeanUok gtcfy 

Helen M. Sinderman, Editor-in-Chief Eleanor K. Morrison, Senior History 
Alice C. Galusha, Format Elizabeth A. Meade, Group Histories 

Hazel M. Davis, Individual Write-Ups Evelyn R. Hampel, Photography 

Naomi R. Michalak and Alice E. Beaudreault, Special Write-Ups 
Frances J. Fitzgerald and Martha Jane MacAdoo, 

Business and Advertisements 

The yearbook staff for 1944 includes almost the entire senior class. 
We extend our thanks to the members of the student body and the faculty 
who cooperated with us in every way, and to those whose advertisements 
appear in the following pages. 

In particular we are grateful to Miss Mary Underhill who held our 
literary standards high, to Doctor Broudy who advised us in our business 
arrangements, and to the following members of the North Adams Camera 
Club who took our group pictures: Mr. Clement Gardner, Mr. Harry 
Horsfall, Mr. Clarence Bishop and Mr. Robert Richardson. Finally 
we all add a tribute to the staff of Excelsior Printing Company who were 
most helpful to and patient with us. 

Helen M. Sinderman, 

Edito r- in - Ch iej 


Compliments of 

Wall Streeter Shoe 

Compliments of 

James Hunter Machine 

Compliments of 

H. W. Clark 

Wholesale Grocers Since 1876 

In Service for another Century 

Compliments of 



Compliments of 

Sprague Electric Company 

Compliments of 

Matthew Dempsey 

Compliments of 

Emily 's 
Beauty Salon 

opposite the Post Office 
Phone 201 


Dress Shop 

Dresses - 


- Sportswear 




J. W. Brackley 
and Company 

Books - Periodicals - Stationery 
53 Main Street 

Compliments of 

Yarter Coal Co, 

Congratulations and Best Wishes 


13^ Eagle Street 
Sportswear - Hosiery - Lingerie 

Compliments of 

Beauty Shop 

Compliments of 

Rice's Drug Store 

Cor. Main and Eagle Streets 


Burlingame & 

Darbys Co. 

Hardware, Iron and Steel, 

Drugs, Medicines, 
Faints, Oils, Varnishes 

64 Main Street 
North Adams, Mass. 


Wallpaper and Paint 


Paints - Varnishes - Enamels 
Imperial Washable Wallpapers 

55-59 Union St. Tel. 2056-2066 
North Adams, Mass. 

Co mp lint c nts of 

Richmond - 



Shapiro Studio 

37 North Street 
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 

Telephone 2-7077 

Teachers Have Learned 
The Value Of 


DeSoto Plymouth 

Sold by 

Brewer Bros. Inc. 

22 7 Ashland Street 
2 Blocks from College 

Compliments of 

Albert Shields 

Plumbing and Steam Fitting 

Oil Burners 


41 Summer St. Telephone 116 

Compliments of 

Peebles Jewel 

34 Main Street 

Compliments of 

Italian Gardens 

33 Holden Street 
North Adams, Mass. 

Compliments oj 

Ensign and Smith 
Coal Company 

You Can Always Save Money 


Roberts Company 

Weber Ave. 
"Where Smart People Shop" 

Compliments oj 

Petri s Cleaners 

River Street 

Shaker's Variety 

Homemade Ice Cream 
101 Eagle Street Phone 47 5 

Gift Shop 

114 Main Street 

Greeting Cards and Gifts for 
All Occasions 

Compliments of 

Youth Center 

Children's and Junior Girls' 


Telephone 3121 

18 Ashland Street 

North Adams. Mass. 

Compliments of 

Daniels' Linen 

Curtain Shop 

19 State Street 

Compliments of 

Daily's Restaurant 

Compliments of 





Lottie H. Harriman, Prop, 






- ( 

^oats - Sportswear 



Main Street 



r Dowlin 


We Keep You Sweet with 

Siciliano's Sweets 


3 Eagle Street 
North Adams, Mass. 

Compliments of 

Gift Shop 

10 Ashland Street 

Compliments of 

White Laundry 

River Street 

Phone 1486 

Compliments of 

Sam Hirsh's Drug 

First in Fashion 
First in Service 


100 Main Street 

Compliments of 

The Style Shoppe 

96 Main St., North Adams, Mass. 
Sam Goldstein, Mgr. 

A Complete Selection of Dresses 
for Graduation 


Distinctive Feminine Apparel 

Main Street, North Adams, Mass. 

Prove richer 
Jewelry Store 

5 Holden Street 
North Adams, Mass. 

C. and J. Lemoine, Prop. 

Compliments of 

Ice Cream 


108 Main Street 
North Adams, Mass. 

Office Supplies - School Supplies 


Professional Pha rmacy 

Drugs - Luncheonette - Fountain 

Compliments of 

M. Schmidt & Sons 

Ashland St., North Adams, Mass. 

Excelsior Printing 

Printing - Ruling 

North Adams, Mass. 

Byam Printing Co. 

308 Dowlin Block 
North Adams, Mass. 

Programs - Tickets - Year Books 
and All Printed Matter 

Telephone 1047 

Please patronize 
our Advertisers 

Compliments of 



Beaudreault, Alice E. 
Davis, Hazel M. 
Fitzgerald, Frances J. 
Galusha, Alice C. 
Hampel, Evelyn R. 
Kernahan, Aline 
MacAdoo, Martha J. 
Meade, Elizabeth 
Michalak, Naomi 
Morrison, Eleanor K. 
Sinderman, Helen M. 

651 North Chicopee Street, Fairview 

177 Kemp Avenue, North Adams 

12 Elmwood Avenue, North Adams 

South Street, Granby 

29 Harding Avenue, Adams 

Commonwealth Avenue, Adams 

8 Wall Street, North Adams 

59 Latham Street, Williamstown 

2 Alger Street, Adams 

Mill River 

287 State Road, North Adams 


Battista, Eleanor M. 
Burghardt, Etta M. 
Gouda, Julia 
Lapan, Patricia A. 
Lippman, Bernice 
Rivard, Jeanne A. 
Senecal, Jean M. 
Stanton, Geraldine 
Sullivan, Ruth 

132 State Street, North Adams 

78 Edward Avenue, Pittsfield 

17 Columbia Street, Adams 

10 John Street, Williamstown 

71 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield 


9 Bracewell Avenue, North Adams 

144 School Street, Greenfield 

Park Street, Housatonic 


Ballou, Elizabeth L. 
Bates, Patricia 
Bartlett, Charles 
Benedetti, Mary B. 
Blatchford, Lucy 
Bressette, Frederick 
Conroy, Barbara A. 
Conroy, Cecelia G. 
Delmolino, Ann R. 
Gaston, Jean 
Goodnow, Eleanor 
Green, Esther 
Green, M. Priscilla 
Marquay, Muriel 
Mackenzie, Barbara 
Polumbo, Mary Louise 
Prince, Edna 
Zabaunik, A. Louise 

383 East River Street, Orange 

100 North Street, North Adams 


54 Bradford Street, North Adams 

30 Hoxsey Street, Williamstown 

594 State Road, North Adams 

30 First Street, Pittsfield 

30 First Street, Pittsfield 

West Sheffield Road, Gt. Barrington 

West Stockbridge 


42 Hull Avenue, Pittsfield 

43 Appleton Avenue, Pittsfield 
96 E. Main Street, Williamstown 
5 Sawyer Street, Ipswich 

58 Frederick Street, North Adams 
60 Bradley Street, North Adams 
48 South Street, Gt. Barrington 



Berger, Eleanor Anna 
Bonvouloir, Marcelle 
Brown, Lucille Frances 
Burdick, Ida Evelyn 
Cookish, Edith 
Estabrooks, Nancy Ballou 
Heywood, Sarah Agnes 
Joyce, Phyllis Bray 
Moran, Mildred Dolores 
Salerno, Eleanor 
Stockwell, Marjorie Grace 
Thibodeau, Elinor Mary 
Zimboski, Mary Margaret 

17 Anthony Street, Adams 

5 3 E. Quincy Street, North Adams 

74 Porter Street, North Adams 

118 North Street, North Adams 

14 Broad Street, North Adams 

North Orange 

3 5 Cheesboro Avenue, North Adams 

Bray Road, Shelburne Falls 

166 East Quincy Street, North Adams 

144 Pleasant Street, North Adams 

45 Williams Street, North Adams 


Anderson Street, Gt. Barrington 


Gap and Qauut 2)ay 

Friday, May Fifth, at Three Forty-Five O'clock 


CORALS Treharne 

The Glee Club 

PRESENTATION Lillian E. Boyden 

Class Advisor 




Ruth W. Sullivan, President of the Class of 1945 

RESPONSE Frances J. Fitzgerald, President of the Class of 1944 

ADDRESS Frederick L. Schuman 

Professor of Political Science at Williams College 

SINGING: America, the Beautiful 
Alma Mater 


Sunday, June Fourth at Eleven O'clock 

HYMN: When Morning Gilds the Skies Page 2 1 6 


CHORUS: Gloria Patri 



CHORUS: Meditation Bach-Gounod 

Violin Obligato by Phyllis Joyce, '47 


HYMN: Fight the Good Fight Page 2 30 



GlaU jbay 

Sunday, June Fourth at Four O'clock 




The Glee Club 








Evelyn R. Hampel 

Frances J. Fitzgerald 
President, Class of '44 

Ruth W. Sullivan 
President, Class of '45 


Martha Jane MacAdoo 
Frances J. Fitzgerald 

Helen M. Sinder/nan 
Naomi Michalak 



Sunday, June Fourth, at Seven O'clock 

INVOCATION The Reverend Thomas F. 0' Malley 

CHORUS: Sanctus Gounod 


Wallace H. Venable 
Senior Member of the Faculty 


Dr. Harry S. Broudy 
Director of Graduate Study 

AWARDING OF DEGREES President Grover C. Bowman 



ADDRESS Julius Warren 

State Commissioner of Education 

SINGING: National Anthem 













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